Transcription by Roger Bryant, November 2012
The document lists the properties within each of the four hamlets of Beard, Ollerset or Ollersett, Whittle, and Thornset or Thornsett. For the name of the hamlet I have changed Whittle to Whitle because this is the standard form. However I have retained Whittle where this is used in the description of individual properties.
For each property, the apportionment gives name of landowner(s), name of Occupier(s), number as shown on the tithe map, name or description of property, state of cultivation when the property is land (but this is not always given), and measure in statute acres, roods and perches. The document also states the amounts payable in lieu of tithes, but I have omitted this information in my transcript. I have also omitted the preamble and the general details and summaries for each hamlet.
I have taken a few liberties with punctuation and layout but spelling and use of capital letters are generally as in the original document. However, I have reversed the order of Christian names and surnames, putting Richard Bennett instead of Bennett Richard, for example, to make name-searches easier. For similar reasons I have also expanded some abbreviations, such as Revd to Reverend and Jas to James. The document is written in an extremely clear hand and there are only a very few places where there can be any doubt about what is written. I noticed a very small number of entries where mistakes seem probable but I have not attempted to correct these. Unfortunately, in such a long document I can hardly hope to get away without introducing a few errors of my own in spite of the care that I have taken with the transcription.
The copy of the tithe map kept at New Mills Town Hall is in rather poor condition but I have photographed the whole map in sections. Copies of these photographs and some larger scale photographs of the town centre (taken from the copy of the tithe map at Derbyshire Record Office) can be found on the New Mills Local History Society website. The numbers on the tithe apportionment transcribed below are marked on the map, but are not always legible on the map.